Katie joined BDAT in January 2020 and as the Director of Professional and Career Development strategically leading the Trust’s vision to support school improvement by recruiting, developing and retaining highly competent and confident staff to deliver high quality education so every child can fulfil their potential and goals. Before joining BDAT Katie worked as a teacher in both the primary and secondary phases before moving into staff development, particularly in Initial Teacher Training. She chairs the Bradford for Teaching ITT group.
Katie is a Research Lead for both the Bradford and Oldham Research Schools. She recently worked as part of the team that wrote the Kusuma Improving Secondary Science Implementation support course for the EEF.
In January 2021 Katie was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered College for Teaching for her demonstration of high standards of professionalism; commitment to engaging in relevant, career-long professional learning and critical engagement with research and evidence.
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